Microsoft launches Office 365 for businesses in India

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New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the general availability of the next-generation Office 365 for businesses in India. Office 365 works across multiple devices, is social and integrates seamlessly with the cloud. It unlocks newer productivity scenarios and provides organizations with the desired IT control and management. Simultaneously, Microsoft also made available business SKUs of Office 2013 for on premise users.

The next generation Office 365 is the most comprehensive productivity suite with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Project and Visio. In addition, it includes updated Microsoft Lync Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and the all new Yammer. Office 365 can be installed on up to five devices for a single user under the Office 365 licensing.

“In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the next generation Office 365 unlocks social and mobility scenarios that will allow businesses and individuals to take full advantage of the cloud. It gives them the freedom to do things, when, where and how they want,” said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

Since its launch in mid-2011, Office 365 is one of Microsoft’s fastest growing businesses globally. The next-generation Office 365 is more social than ever. SharePoint integrates with Yammer and Lync to provide a social layer that brings people and teams together to collaborate and share organizational knowledge and information. The seamless capability of the suite across multiple devices – tablets, PCs, phones, hybrids, etc. makes the value all the more compelling.

Ramkumar Pichai, GM – Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. said, “This release of Office brings to life the power of next generation computing. It also reflects Microsoft’s commitment of powering the newer work scenarios businesses are experiencing. While on the one hand it is helping users simplify their work and get things done, on the other it is helping IT managers stay in control of a diverse environment created by a proliferation of devices.”

Microsoft has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

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